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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 6/8/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone.  After a 2nd opinion and 2nd colonoscopy it turns I do indeed have mild proc***.  My GI said I do not have to get another colonoscopy until I am 50 which is great.  Currently I am using a rowasa enema and anucort suppository every night.  It took about a week of being on this for the bleeding to stop(my only symptom).  Does anyone know how long I will have to stay on these medicines?  Any adivice would be great!  Thanks!

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 6/8/2008 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Generally we stay on them until we feel our symptoms have improved enough (basically remission for that area) before you start to tapper off of varies from person to person and for each persons flare as well, you might not have to be on them too long this time around but the next time it could be a different story, all depends on the severity of the flare.

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1201
   Posted 6/8/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Ditto what pb4 said. I was diagnosed with proctitis initially, but as my flares become more prevalent, over the course of time it became full blown UC. Hopefully you won't have to worry about that, but I highly recommend the rectal meds to get flares under control. I now maintain my "remission" or wellness with a diet/lifestyle change. So far, so good!

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 6/8/2008 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have ulcerative proctitis and it is under control now. I am afraid to ever go off of the meds because it is working and I've heard stories of people who have gone off and when they flared what they took before doesn't work and they have to try steroids. I am just afraid of that so I'd rather stay on the medicine even in remission. But this is all new to me, I just thought I'd tell you my two cents. Good luck to you what ever you do and take care, Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis, possible dysplasia
Currently: symptoms have subsided, awaiting biopsy results for dysplasia
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (during flares) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel,
High fiber diet
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